Start Christmas shopping now, warns Transport Minister: Lorry driver shortage 'could mean empty shelves'
The 24th September saw the culmination of the collaboration between Mantra Learning, Redwood School and Manchester Communication Academy with the Greenpower Challenge race day at Aintree Motor Racing Circuit.
The Freight Transport Association says there is a growing shortage of lorry drivers in Britain which needs to be addressed.
This guide provides advice for employers on what they need to do to comply with the law and reduce risk.
Your questions answered about the consequences of missing the Driver CPC deadline
Oldham Council has launched an innovative new scheme to support those in warehouse work to get higher paid jobs as drivers.
The Warehouse to Wheels scheme sees the local authority working with leading driver training firm Mantra Learning Limited to boost the skills of those in the logistics industry.
Hauliers across England and Wales could see a £11 million a year boost as the government raises the speed limit for lorries on single carriageway roads to 50 mph.
The Warehouse Technology Group (WTG) seminar and live demonstrations event held on the 21st May generated much interest and attracted bumper attendance from professionals from across the logistics industry.
At the Greater Manchester Skills for Business Awards held on 3rd July, two awards went to Mantra Learning customers in recognition for their commitment to skills development in the logistics sector.
Road haulage managers believe greater adoption of fuel efficient driving behaviour holds the key to reducing the industry's fuel consumption and, subsequently, fuel-related costs and CO2 emissions in the short-term, according to new independent research commissioned by Shell.
Ofsted awards Mantra Learning a Grade 2, ‘Good’, with many exceptionally good and strong features in a very positive inspection report
Short distance repair and testing drivers to be made exempt from additional professional driving tests and training.
Last week it was announced that The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16-24 year olds (AGE 16-24) has been extended for another year until 31st December 2014.
This grant offers up to £1,500 per apprentice to employers with less than 1000 employees, who are new to Apprenticeships or haven’t enrolled a new recruit or existing employee onto an Apprenticeship programme in the previous12 months.
For more information on the benefits of taking on an apprentice, click here.
Under the Workforce Development Programme small and medium sized businesses in Greater Manchester and Cheshire and Warrington can access fully-funded Driver CPC and FLT training.
VOSA enforcement officers are handing out leaflets reminding
drivers about the need to complete their Driver CPC training before
the deadline or risk a £1,000 fine.
The new online driver enquiry service, developed by DSA, has
just been launched to allow lorry, bus and coach drivers working
towards Driver CPC to go online to check records of the periodic
training they've done.
Mantra has introduced a 2-day course which is aimed at
transport managers who already hold a Road Haulage CPC
qualification but may be unaware of the many changes to legislation
that have since been introduced. It provides a detailed knowledge
of the rules and regulations applicable to road haulage in the UK
and Europe. It also provides an update on the latest industry best
On 18th October 2011, key industry leaders and
training providers heard that unless the UK's more than 400,000
freight drivers pick up momentum on the mandatory Driver CPC
training, Britain may be facing a gap of 30% fewer drivers when the
first five year cycle completes in September 2014.